|Name||Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal|
|Age, Born||41 years old, Newark, New Jersey, March 6, 1972|
|Net Worth||$140 million|
|Source of Wealth||Basketball athlete|
|Endorsements||Pepsi,VitaminWater, Burger King, Icy Hot, Radio Shack, Reebok, Kraft Foods , Comcast, and Taco Bell.|
|Assets||Villa Stella in Miami, Florida home, Private Jet, Rolls Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Gallardo, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz SL550, advisory board for Tout Industries|
|Achievement||NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA All-Star , All-NBA Third Team, NBA Rookie of the Year, FIBA World Championship MVP, Los Angeles Lakers #34|
|Family||Married to Shaunie Nelson with three children Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’arah|
If you want to know who is the richest basketball player in the world, the answer is Shaquille O’Neal with the amount of estimated net worth about $140 million. I would love to say that basketball does not only make Shaquille O’Neal famous but also he becomes very rich too. Not every basketball player is as skilled as him can gather that amount of money along his 19-year career in the NBA. Even currently Shaq has been retired and switched professions to become an analyst for the television program Inside the NBA, he is still very rich. Shaq maybe the richest basketball player in the world and no one basketball player can’t beat him till today. He said thanks to endorsement too like Kraft Foods, Radio Shack, 24-Hour Fitness, Pepsi, Icy Hot, Reebok, Vitamin Water, Burger King, and Taco Bell who endorse him and gave Shaq a lot of money too.
Shaquille O’Neal said actually his first interest was music not basketball. But since he realized that his body figure is quite huge, he then tried his luck to play basketball. Everyone knows that Shaq was the greatest basketball player when he attended Robert G. Cole High School team where he recorded 68–1 in his first two years. Graduated from Louisiana State University, Shaq then drafted by The Orlando Magic in the 1992 NBA Draft. As sophomore, Shaq mesmerized everyone by averaged 23.4 points on, 13.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game including 56.2% shooting. In 1996, through free agent, he then signed a seven year contract with Los Angeles Lakers for $121 million. At that time Shaq was like of money machine yet his skill and talent as basketball seems to never fade away. During the 1996-1997 season, Shaq brought the time of the victory by averaging 26.2 points and 12.5 rebounds. Shaq was traded to the Miami Heat on July 14, 200, and as sophomore on that team he makes the breakthrough by average 22.9 ppg and 10.4 rpg. No wonder in 2005, both agreed to sign 5 year contract for $100 million. In 2008 after several injuries, Shaq was traded to the Phoenix Suns and stayed there for one season. In 2010 he joined the Boston Celtics till he retired in 2011.
Shaquille O’Neal said that his smallest salary was about $1,352,181 for his last years in the Boston Celtics. And his biggest salary was about $27,696,430 while he was at the Miami Heat for 2004-2005 season. Before he was paid about $20,000,000 in 2009-2010 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.